The Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday for 2 missing out on crewmembers from the dredging vessel Waymon L Boyd which ignited in a case initially reported to authorities at the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, at around 8 a.m. Friday.
The Coast Guard suspended its search after formerly recuperating the bodies of 2 crewmembers at about 2 a.m. as well as 10:45 a.m Earlier, 2 team participants had actually been saved by a Coast Guard helicopter.
The dig up ignited after striking an immersed pipe triggering a surge. The source of the mishap is under examination.
The fire onboard the vessel was initial snuffed out Friday mid-day, however triggered once more as well as was ultimately produced at about 10 p.m. Friday, quickly prior to the vessel disintegrated as well as sank, the Coast Guard stated.
The dredge is run by Orion Marine Group, which explains it in its fleet listing as a 20 inch hydraulic diesel or electrical dredge.
“We greatly appreciate the efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard and other responders in their efforts to recover our missing crewmen,” stated Mark Stauffer, Chief Executive Officer,Orion Marine Group “Our focus is on supporting our employees and their families during this difficult time and our thoughts and prayers are with them and all the first responders. We continue to work alongside the U.S. Coast Guard, the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, TCEQ, and the other agencies to assist in the recovery of our personnel and the wider investigation into this incident.”
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the impacted crewmen and their families,” stated Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer, Port ofCorpus Christi “A full investigation is underway; however, search and rescue efforts are our first priority. It will not be clear for some time the cause of this accident, and any definitive statements to the contrary would be premature. We will continue to provide updates as the situation progresses.”